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Simulation of wave structure function through atmospheric propagation
Author(s): Christopher J. Subich; Stephen Watson; Cynthia Y. Young
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Paper Abstract

While the wave structure function has been analytically calculated for a variety of beam types, recent work has begun the exploration of higher-order beams and partially coherent beams. For these waves, no analytic wave structure function has been developed. By extending the well known split step phase screen simulations, we have developed a method of numerically simulating the wave structure function. We present the methods and results of this simulation technique, and describe its applicability to general beams.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 May 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5793, Atmospheric Propagation II, (25 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.603595
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Christopher J. Subich, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Stephen Watson, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Cynthia Y. Young, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5793:
Atmospheric Propagation II
Cynthia Y. Young; G. Charmaine Gilbreath, Editor(s)

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